Brazil
It seems hopeless now, but Brazil's economy could turn around by late 2016 – regardless of who is president.
Renewed violence on popular Rio de Janeiro beaches has prompted efforts to restrict access. Civil society is pushing back.
Brazil's relentless war on drugs has gone online, with dangerous consequences for both sides
Tossing out President Dilma Rousseff with no evidence against her could reverberate for decades to come, writes AQ's editor-in-chief
Finding the courage to be herself

On this day in 1783, one of Latin America’s most significant figures, Simón Bolívar, was born in Caracas. While many in the region will celebrate the occasion, today also marks the anniversary of a more chilling episode in Latin American history. Shortly after midnight on July 24, 1993, nine hooded men, including several off-duty police officers, opened fire on a group of homeless youth sleeping on the steps of Rio de Janeiro’s historic Candelária church. Eight young people between the ages of 11 and 20 were killed in what came to be known as the Candelária Massacre.

On Monday, Brazil introduced new rules aimed at curbing the country’s unusually high rate of caesarean sections.

How the vice president's style—and a shared connection from the past—helped win over the Brazilian president

On Tuesday, the Brazilian government unveiled a 198.4 billion reais ($64 billion) infrastructure plan aimed at restoring economic growth through private investments in the country’s depleted roads, rail and ports.

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